The Tempest Easy Drain Oil Filter Drain Tool eliminates the most time-consuming aspect of an oil change - the clean up. Easy Drain reduces filter spills, saving time and eliminating the seemingly inevitable mess of changing oil.
Works with 3-1/2" diameter oil filters.
It's as Easy as 1...2...3!
Slip Easy Drain™ around filter and secure by turning the butterfly knob until tight against the filter. Be sure that the Easy Drain is located at the lowest part of the oil filter can to allow maximum drainage.
Attach hose to the bottom of the T-handle and then twist the T-handle to puncture the filter. Back the T-handle out to original position to allow the oil to drain.
Drain oil into pan. Go grab a friend and have lunch because this process will take awhile! The oil drains slowly no matter what temperature it is because the media pack is saturated with oil. Be patient!
The clear thin plastic drain hose provided was wrapped up in the package so tightly, the hose is flattened and kinked- basically unusable. The rest of it is simple to use and should do the job. Recommend you just stop by the local hardware store and get a simple pc of garden hose which should work fine.
October 11, 2019
John .. how is that the products problem? 5 star bump because of idiot reviewers.
September 11, 2019
Looks like it will work OK. Havent tried it yet. They could sell it for a little less and not include the worthless hose that comes curled up so tight and stiff Ill have to replace it anyway.
November 15, 2018
There is so much around the oil filter that it was impossible to fit it on the filter, let alone turning the knob to create the hole.
November 10, 2018
The device worked well. The hose that came with it was so short it didnt reach beloe the cowl of my Mooney 201.
February 1, 2018
Q: Will the Tempest AA473 Oil Drain Tool work on a Champion filter?
Yes, this will work on Tempest, Champion, and other 3-1/2" diameter filters.
Q: Does vertically mounted mean that the filter threads up into the engine? I have a Lycoming io360 and it screws in horizontal to the back of the engine.
Per Vendor: Yes, it will work on different filters and positions. So it can work in the horizontal and vertical position.